The first Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) Mining Engineering Congressional Fellowship will be introduced in Washington, D.C. during the 2014-15 legislative session. The Fellow will spend one year working as a special legislative assistant on the staff of a member of Congress or congressional committee. Activities may involve conducting legislative or oversight work, assisting in congressional hearings and debates, and preparing briefs and writing speeches. The purpose of this Fellowship is to provide a unique opportunity to gain firsthand experience with the federal legislative process and make practical contributions to the effective and timely use of the Fellow’s specific knowledge in mining, mineral processing and mined product applications as they relate to the environment, natural resources and federal science policy. The Fellow will gain an invaluable public policy learning experience, contribute to the more effective use of mined materials knowledge in government and broaden awareness about the value of scientist/engineer-government interaction within the federal government. Applicants should be a member of SME (or an applicant for membership) and have a Doctorate degree.


The application period is December 1-31, 2013. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in applying for this position or need more information, please contact John Hayden, or Jackie Dorr,